Following a recent investment in state of the art equipment, Gelok has extended its product range to include airlaids branded as TotalCore. Both superabsorbent laminates and airlaids can be used directly as an absorbing substrate or incorporated into a wide variety of finished products used to absorb fluids such as water, blood, exudate, urine and other aqueous-based solutions, while reducing the bad odors associated with these fluids and bacterial activity.
Low-profile, superabsorbent laminates and airlaids.
Since the mid-1980’s, Gelok International has been a premier manufacturer of low-profile, superabsorbent laminates and composites. Now, following a recent investment in state of the art equipment, Gelok has extended its product range to include airlaids branded as TotalCore. Both laminates and airlaids can be used directly as an absorbing substrate or incorporated into a wide variety of finished products used to absorb fluids such as water, blood, exudate, urine and other aqueous based solutions, while reducing the bad odors associated with these fluids and bacterial activity.
Applications for Gelok low-profile, superabsorbent laminates and airlaids include food tray pads, feminine hygiene, incontinence, medical packaging, medical cleanup, underpads, wound care, urinal pads, filtration and other usages where absorption of water-based fluids is needed. All of Gelok’s cellulose-based laminates and airlaids are adhesive-free as they are Hydrogen-bonded to bind the laminate together. By specific request, Non-woven superabsorbent laminates can also be manufactured by incorporating specialized adhesive systems.
Gelok delivers super absorbing performance.
Using a variety of superabsorbent polymers, Gelok laminates and airlaids can absorb many times their own weight of water, exudate or aqueous solution and lock it into a gel to prevent leakage and facilitating easy disposal. Gelok products feature an extraordinarily thin profile and a lightweight composition that result in a lighter and more slender product. They are designed to offer absorbency rates and capacities tailored to meet specific applications. FDA approved grades are available for indirect food contact purposes where the Gelok laminate or airlaid is the absorbent core.
Gelok Custom Composites
Gelok absorbent laminates and airlaids provide tremendous product flexibility due to our custom manufacturing processes. Our laminates consist of superabsorbent polymer granules (SAP) bonded between sheets of cellulose or non-woven material. Our TotalCore airlaid can be made with or without SAP. The degree of absorbency is determined by the amount of polymer and cellulose pulp used in the core. Additionally, the performance characteristics can be enhanced by the use of alternative materials with a wide range of basis weights.
More manageable finished product after use.
Gelok’s low-profile, superabsorbent laminates and airlaids are also stable, with excellent fluid retention under pressure, which means once the product has achieved the desired level of absorbency it is still relatively dry and easier to dispose of. There are many reasons to choose Gelok products to satisfy the demanding absorbency applications that arise every day. Here are a few our customers have come to appreciate:
- Extraordinary thin profile
- Lightweight, hence a less bulky, lighter end product
- Soft conformable airlaid based composites
- Customizable absorbent laminate to meet customer’s unique needs
- Quick absorbing (actual speed of absorbency varies by application and product design)
- Consistency of finished product
- Easy-to-use commercial form
- Quick start-up with low material waste
Gelok superabsorbent laminates and TotalCore airlaids consist of superabsorbent polymer granules bonded to cellulose fibers, tissue or non-woven material. The degree of absorbency is determined by the amount and type of polymer used in the product and the substrate performance characteristics can be enhanced by the use of alternative materials with a wide range of basis weights.
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services for superior fluid capture, contain & control solutions
- Pilot machine testing
- Research and development
- Experienced engineering/chemical staff
- Superabsorbent product design
- Equipment/system design
- Fully equipped laboratory
- Training and education (products and systems)
- Custom services as required
- Tensile strength
- Absorption rates
- Fluid retention
- Other testing as required
- Widths from 1-1/2″ (38 mm) to 52″ (1321 mm)
- Untrimmed master roll at 54″ (1370 mm) or 50″ (1270 mm)
- 3″ (75 mm) OD core
- Standard OD 28″ (711 mm)
- 36” to 1.5” (910 to 38 mm) slit widths available
- Up to 60” OD rolls with 3″ or 6″ cores